Let's Tiki is now one year old! I can't believe how fast the first year has gone. I've had such a great time meeting all the great people in the tiki community and look forward to many more years and many more new friends.
Every birthday needs a cake. When I saw these cupcakes I knew right away they would be perfect. The cake itself has the perfect amount of sweetness. The dark rum makes a great addition, but isn't too overpowering. The rum is also perfectly balanced with the vanilla.
I used coruba rum for the cake and the glaze. Coruba is becoming my new favorite dark rum. I had used Meyers for years, but Coruba isn't quite as harsh as Meyers. It has more of a molasses flavor that is very enjoyable. When cooking with wine I was always taught to use a wine that you would drink. The same holds true when cooking with rum. A good rum will make your recipe so much better.
The cake is then complemented nicely with the freshly whipped cream frosting. The pineapple and the cream is genius. I just couldn't stop eating these cupcakes, and I'm normally not a big cake eater.
So make up a batch of these cupcakes for your next party. They will be a hit! For the complete recipe visit http://annies-eats.net.